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Nisoldipine Dosing

For those who are beginning high blood pressure treatment with nisoldipine, dosing typically starts at 17 mg or 20 mg once a day, depending on the formulation of the drug. People with certain medical conditions may need to start on a lower dose of nisoldipine. Dosing can be increased up to 60 mg once daily if blood pressure is not controlled with the medication.

Nisoldipine Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of nisoldipine (Sular®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your nisoldipine dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
The manufacturer changed the formulation of its tablets. While brand-name Sular is available only in the new formulation, generic versions of both the new and old formulations are available. It is easy to tell which formulation you have. The new formulation tablets come in 8.5-mg, 17-mg, 25.5-mg, and 34-mg strengths. The old-formulation tablets come in 10-mg, 20-mg, 30-mg, and 40-mg strengths.
 

Nisoldipine Dosing for Hypertension (New Formulation)

The recommended starting nisoldipine dose for high blood pressure (hypertension) is 17 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose (up to nisoldipine 34 mg once daily).
 
A lower starting dose is recommended for certain people, such as those over 65 years old or people with liver disease (such as liver failure or cirrhosis).
 

Nisoldipine Dosing for Hypertension (Old Formulation)

The recommended starting nisoldipine dose for high blood pressure (hypertension) is 20 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose (up to nisoldipine 60 mg once daily).
 
A lower starting dose is recommended for certain people, such as those over 65 years old or people with liver disease (such as liver failure or cirrhosis).
  
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